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Africa - Senegal - Bandafassi Field School 2016
Archaeology Field School Location and DatesApplication Deadline
Start Date 2016-05-19
End Date 2016-06-22
Archaeology Field School Location
Archaeology Field School Tuition and CreditsSponsoring College/Institution
Institute for Field Research/UCLA
Attending students will be awarded 8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter units) through our academic partner, University California Los Angeles.
Archaeology Field School Tuition
Archaeology Field School Room and Board
All room and Board is included in the tuition cost of this field school. Please see the accommodations section of this field school posting on our website for more information.
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs
Fee includes registration, accommodations, program activities, meals on workdays, and health insurance. Airfare, weekend meals and optional excursions are additional.
Archaeology Field School Description
In 2012 the rolling hills of the Bandafassi Plateau in southeastern Senegal became part of a UNESCO World Heritage site recognizing both the natural beauty of this landscape and the cultural heritage of Bassari, Bedik, Peul, and Mande people living there today. Although local villages appear to preserve a “traditional” way of life, many historical accounts suggest that this region has long been a crossroads for powerful kingdoms and vast trade networks that shaped political, economic, and cultural life in West Africa over the past 2000 years. The goal of the Bandafassi Historical Landscape Project (BHLP) is to study such processes and identify the temporal and cultural changes the region experienced and that are shaping it today. The BHLP 2016 field school will undertake an archaeological, anthropological, and historical study of this landscape, with particular focus on the village site of Ethiowar Ancien occupied during the 18-19th centuries CE. It is during that crucial period when political conflict, migration, and interactions among numerous ethnic groups contributed to the emergence of the complex cultural mosaic seen today in southeastern Senegal.
Archaeology Field School Additional Information
Field School Setting/Conditions
Violent crime in Senegal is quite rare, but students should be on guard against pickpocketing or petty
Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn
This course has four primary
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